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SDP Chief Chee Soon Juan receives POFMA order for comments on HDB policies

MND Minister Desmond Lee has directed the POFMA Office on Thursday to issue a correction directive to SDP Chief Chee Soon Juan concerning his social media statements on HDB’s public housing policies.



SINGAPORE: Minister for National Development Desmond Lee has directed the Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office to issue a correction directive to Dr Chee Soon Juan, the Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), concerning his social media statements on public housing policies.

According to a statement released on the government fact-checking website Factually on Thursday (22 February), Dr Chee was accused of asserting in a video posted on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok on 17 February that the Government had rejected the idea of constructing flats suitable for multi-generational living.

The statement refuted Dr Chee’s claim, highlighting that HDB builds and offers 5-room and 3Gen flats to address the housing needs of larger families and multi-generation families wishing to live together.

“In particular, 3Gen flats, which are generally larger (at about 115 sqm) with 1 extra bedroom compared to the typical 5-room BTO flat, have been introduced since 2013 to allow multi-generation families to live together.”

The statement added that 5-room flats were offered in all Build-To-Order (“BTO”) launches last year, and 3Gen flats were offered in two of the four launches.

The Ministry of National Development (MND) said in a statement on Thursday that Dr Chee must display correction notices on his Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Additionally, he is required to create a new TikTok post containing a correction notice.

These notices will assert that the video posted on 17 Feb contains a false statement of fact and provide a link to the Government’s clarification. This allows viewers to assess both versions and draw their conclusions.

Mr Lee also issued a targeted correction direction to TikTok concerning these posts.

TikTok is mandated to communicate a correction notice to all end-users in Singapore who accessed the TikTok post.

The Factually reported that Dr Chee referenced an HDB reply to a forum letter published in The Straits Times from a member of the public to support his claim.

Contrary to Dr Chee’s assertion, the Factually clarified that the Government did not reject the suggestion from the forum letter writer for larger flats catering to multi-generational living.

“In planning the supply of new BTO flats, HDB adopts a comprehensive approach, considering factors such as the prevailing economic and housing market conditions, and long-term demographic and socio-economic trends,” the statement wrote.

It added that HDB offers various flat types in different locations to meet demand, including from larger families and multi-generational families.

The agency also adjusts BTO supply and flat types to accommodate the housing needs and budgets of households in Singapore.


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Very true, the government also provide its own ministers humongous salaries and humongous Ridout B$W bungalows for our poor multi generational ministers who have huge families for extended 2+3+2+xyz…don’t know how many years rental contract at cheap cheap prices mismanaged by our land authority under sham’s charge, thus raiding our national reserves legally right under citizen’s nose!!! What atrocity!

Boy asked his friend: What is POFMA?
Friend answered: Prevent Opposition From Making Assumptions?
What do you think? Is that a joke? LOL

tsk tsk tsk

We need 50% oppies and 50% pappies in Parliament .

The more parties, the betterrrr and fasterrr they can serve Singaporeans. What do you think ? tsk tsk tsk tsk

Just be careful what you say Dr Chee. All the best !

Those who vote for this Chee Bye will also be deemed to be a liar and a thief. You will be deemed the same bastard kind as him!!

This mother fucker chee bye deserves it! From his younger days he has been committing fraud and telling lies. When he was in NUS, his superior caught him stealing stamps from the university. Some more want to deny it. Fucking liar and a thief. No wonder we Singaporeans keep rejecting him election after election. Shameless mother fucker

“…In particular, 3Gen flats, which are generally larger (at about 115 sqm) with 1 extra bedroom compared to the typical 5-room BTO flat, have been introduced since 2013 to allow multi-generation families to live together….” ————————– Actually, the older 5-rm flats (sic. before 2013) are generally in 120-125 sqm range, and those in the 1980s even in the 135-145 sqm (range), hence NOT smaller than the so-called later 3G flats. Again shows DL is just an expensive newbie sotong in the MND role – he should check HDB’s own resale website for such data, which is readily available to the… Read more »

All contentious comments and conversations, that, … irks and irritates the sensitive and snowflaked regime, gets the “Streisand effect” !!!

So, for reading references, … all good and worthwhile “articles” are guided by the POFMA proof and seal of action !!!

If it’s pofmaed, … it’s a must read, especially the “original” piece !!!

Next will be those who opposed the Singapore PAP dictatorship government and those who vote for the opposition party by sending the police from Singapore Police Force to beat them to death.

As usual oppo fxxk making NON ISSUE into an issue.

Since Khaw Boon Wan, Puthucheary, Lee Bee Wah, Foo Ming Har, Amy Khor, Lily Neo been allowed to served as MPs and Ministers. Sg is on the WAY DOWN! We served National Services, pledge HDB to allow us to buy bigger flat to have better life style. Instead, PAP allows IMMIGRANTS to buy bigger NEW HDB than all locals. When we want to buy bigger HDB, we need to buy from THESE TRASH who want to profit from the LOCAL! If PAP is not OUT, we need a WAR! No POFMA must stop. We need to BOOT OUT Vivian Bala,… Read more »

With the assistance of a Govt service which is hijacked to help in achieving Politicians Objectives, when Otherwise it is AND MUST be a Strict Confident NEUTRAL Service AT ALL TIMES, to Singaporeans that MUST NOT ALLOWED ITSELF UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AT ALL, to be Politically Manipulated or influenced by the PAP, the PAP has seemingly weaponised the Govt services to CONTROL, PUNISH ANYONE who do NOT toe it’s lines. Even the State Constitution DOES NOT and SEEMS UNABLY CANNOT protect it’s own citizens from Political ABUSE. Who and Where Do Singapreans find help in times of troubles nucleared by… Read more »

Pofma is a double standard law which this gov doenst apply it to themselves

This selective enforcement of POFMA contradicts its proposed intent of preventing fake news and foreign interference, thereby raising the law’s principles into question.

When was the last multigenerational flats built? No facts given just POFMA. It is ridiculous that POFMA is being used to shut down any discussion. It is an insult to the Public that we need DL to use POFMA to “correct,” Dr. Chee. We should be allowed to do it ourselves if and when necessary.

The style of Some empire … Rid the strongest and the rest will be slaves …. No?!?

Just like some Mathematicians solve the hardest problem and the rest will be easy. No???

The ruling government is just “redefining” their own HDB flat categories. Before the “BTO” scheme. Flats with an additional “room” were dubbed “Executive.” Now what was considered an “Executive” with the extra room is considered “3Gen?” Who is the ruling government trying to fool. Of course, obviously the “Daft.” And the Jumbo HDB flats built during the surplus of the 1990s. Are those considered “5Gen” flats now? The ruling government changes the rules and then proclaims that everyone else is wrong. 70% Cotton Sheep Pineapple lovers voted for this childish behaviour. It looks like smaller flats are here to stay,… Read more »

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